BioITWorld Conference & Expo ‘Best of Show’ Award Winners Announced By Bio-IT World Magazine and IDG World Expo

SAN DIEGO, CA – NOVEMBER 14, 2002 – Four companies displaying superior technology innovation in life sciences were selected as "Best of Show" winners at this week's BioITWorld Conference & Expo, the premiere event for life science professionals to evaluate and understand advanced IT solutions and bioinformatics. The winners, selected by a panel of judges led by Bio-IT World magazine's editors, were EMC Corporation, Hopkinton, MA; Gene Network Sciences, Ithaca, NY; Chemical Computing Group, Montreal, Canada; and SciTegic, San Diego, CA. The announcement took place at an evening ceremony at the show on November 13 at the San Diego Convention Center.

 

The winners of the inaugural BioITWorld Conference & Expo "Best of Show" Awards were selected from among 13 finalists across four technology categories: Centera Content Addressed Storage System from EMC Corp. in the Information Technology Infrastructure category; Visual Cell from Gene Network Sciences in the Informatics Tools and Data category; MOE (Molecular Operating Environment) from Chemical Computing Group in the Supporting Applications category; and Pipeline Pilot V.2 from SciTegic in the Knowledge Management category. Winners were chosen based on criteria including technical merit and functionality, the product's ability to address critical life sciences research and development issues, and in-person presentations to the judges conducted at the show.

"The winners of the first-ever 'Best of Show' Awards program were selected based on their ability to make a significant, measurable impact on the life sciences sector by enabling scientists and other industry professionals to accelerate and streamline the critical research and development process," said John Russell, executive editor, Bio-IT World, and project manager for the "Best of Show" Awards. "This program has successfully raised the visibility of exhibiting companies that display superior innovation. We hope the awards help life sciences organizations to identify those solutions which will increase their productivity and fuel breakthroughs."

Thousands of people attended IDG World Expo's BioITWorld Conference & Expo this week in San Diego, which serves as an important venue to help establish and reinforce vital connections between buyers and sellers in the growing life sciences technology market. The next BioITWorld Conference & Expo will be held March 25-27, 2003 at Boston's Hynes Convention Center. For more information, please visit www.bioitworldexpo.com.

Best of Show Winners

EMC's Centera Content Addressed Storage System is the first Content Addressed Storage (CAS) solution for fixed content management. EMC Centera is specifically designed to store and provide fast, easy access to life sciences information over its entire lifecycle.

Visual Cell from Gene Network Sciences allows users to visualize the signal transduction networking of the cell clearly and correctly. The result is that scientists of all disciplines can share and communicate cellular processes across their organization in a mutually understandable form.

Chemical Computing Group's MOE addresses the needs of life sciences researchers within a multi-application environment and methodology platform that integrates visualization, simulation and application development in one package.

SciTegic's Pipeline Pilot V.2 is a software system that allows researchers to define and automate complex analysis and processing operations on extremely large data sets in real time. Data pipelining provides a fundamentally new avenue in computation and has applications across cheminformatics, bioinformatics, and automated assay data analyses.

About Bio-IT World, Inc.

A business unit of IDG, Bio-IT World, Inc., publishes information across a variety of media to meet the needs of bio-IT professionals. Coverage focuses on the application of technology products and services to enable the life sciences R&D value chain in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, healthcare, government and academic research organizations. The company's premiere publication, Bio-IT World, and accompanying website, www.bio-itworld.com, deliver the latest news, analysis and information on the technology infrastructure and applications driving innovation in the bio-IT community. Established in September 2001, Bio-IT World, Inc. is headquartered in Framingham, Mass.

About BioITWorld Conference & Expo

BioITWorld Conference & Expo (www.bioitworldexpo.com), produced by IDG World Expo, is the largest event to demonstrate how information technology is transforming the life sciences throughout all discovery and development processes. IDG World Expo designed BioITWorld for life science professionals looking to evaluate and understand advanced IT solutions and bioinformatics that speed, store, analyze and interpret the flood of information being produced by the life sciences industry. Visionaries from the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, academic and government markets will convene at BioITWorld to learn how the latest tools, services and training will help revolutionize our health, our environment and our society.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) produces IT-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading IT event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of IT-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, BioITWorld Conference & Expo, COMNET Conference & Expo, Integrated Security Conference & Expo and BiometricsWorld Conference & Expo. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

IDG World Expo and Bio-IT World are business units of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (www.idg.net), which comprises more than 330 targeted Web sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and IDG's research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at www.idg.com.